Real Men Drink Rosé

Now that the weather has finally become predictably warmer (no more freak snow squalls) we have opened our patio for patrons to enjoy eating alfresco. Dining outdoors is one of our favorite spring and summer activities. The warmer temperatures beckon for fresh, light dishes that are brimming with bright veggies and grilled everything from meats…

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Enjoy Wines from Around the World

Wine Dinner at Characters Pub Located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, we strive to bring a diverse mix of flavors and cultures to our restaurant. From our Olé Wednesdays to our Pasta de Jour, we want you to come and enjoy flavors and textures from our region and beyond. Our next Spirit Dinner on Wednesday,…

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A Quick and Easy Refreshing Summer Drink: Aguas Frescas

Summer in this area is marked by two things: heat and humidity. It becomes a bit of a challenge to navigate the sticky weather as you run from your air conditioned car to your air conditioned home or air conditioned office. But if you’re looking for a more interesting way to cool off, here’s something…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Tequila

Thursday night (September 12, 2013) we’ll be having our Tequila Tasting event, featuring a variety of tequilas paired with Mexican cuisine. In preparation for that event, here’s a quick primer on everyone’s favorite Mexican drink: Tequila. Classification: True Tequila is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave grown in Mexico.  Mexican Law says that Tequila can…

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Craft Beer 101: Stouts

I’m drinking a Stone Farking Wheaton wOOtstout right now so it is probably the prime opportunity for me to write about stouts and porters for you, dear readers. Easily one of my personal favorite styles of beer (although I do admit to being at least half a hop head), I can enjoy a well-crafted stout…

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Craft Beer 101: Cider and Perry

Despite recent murmurings on the interwebs about beer being confusing, especially for the gentler and fairer sex of our supposedly advanced species, I’m here to emphasize the fact that it really isn’t. It’s not confusing at all. The process of making beer is simple, as I wrote about in the first Craft Beer 101 post,…

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Craft Beer 101: Pilsners and Lagers

Things are starting to heat up here in South-Central PA. The days are growing longer, the nights are growing muggier, and the summer bugs are  biting. One of the easiest ways to keep all bloodsucking insects at bay while sitting on the back deck or front porch at dusk isn’t DEET, it’s actually by consuming…

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